By Daniel Whitehead
BUENA VISTA, Va.—A balanced attack with multiple team members registering shot attempts allowed the Southern Virginia University women's soccer team to earn a 1-0 Homecoming victory over Wesley College Saturday afternoon at The Fields in Buena Vista, Va.
Early in the second half, senior Meghan Blackham scored an unassisted goal into the right corner of the net to lift the Knights to the win and improve to 5-8-1 on the season while Wesley falls to 4-10-1 on the year.
"We played a quality soccer game and improved in several areas, so I'm happy with the win," said Southern Virginia Director of Soccer Matt Grawrock. "We missed out on a few scoring opportunities and were less effective at times in our attack, but we won the game and got better as a team. We're making good progress as we finish up the year and we look to finish the season strong over the next couple of weeks."
The Knights outshot Wesley, 17-7, and equaled the Wolverines in corner kicks at three apiece.
Southern Virginia freshman Kora Jewell led the team with seven shot attempts, including two on goal, while senior Bryndel Lytle registered three shots with two on goal to lead the offense. Junior Lora Palmer and freshman Tatiana Monsen, the team's leading scorers this season, each had two shots on goal while freshmen Alysa Winter and Reilly Anderson also achieved shot attempts.
Playing a complete 90 minutes, Southern Virginia goalie MaKenzie Cox registered six saves during the match for the Knights.
Southern Virginia next faces Capital Athletic Conference opponent Marymount on Tuesday at 7 p.m. for Senior Day. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at The Fields in Buena Vista, Va.